The Harlem Renassance

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith

Born April 15, 1894. Died on September 26, 1937 by a car crash.She was is a famous blues singer from the Harlem Renassance! She began her carreir on the steets playing for money. Before the Great Depresion she was the most highly paid african american entertainer! She got paid as much as $2,000 per week!